- File Size: 494 KB
- Print Length: 128 pages
- Publisher: American Letters Press, LLC; 1 edition (June 21, 2012)
- Publication Date: June 21, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008E0OTE6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,405,507 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Boswell Speaks: Volume 2 Kindle Edition
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The far-ranging conversations involve Grossman, his owner and the "immortallizer" of these dialogs; squirrels, dead and very much alive; Lulu the Poodle, the vertically forbidden love of Boswell's; politics of the revolution and the under-squirrels; telephones; the Higher Poocher and Kibbilosity Prayer, among other thing. The dialogs are not only cute but also witty:
Stuffy: "You can't bribe Grossman. He already has everything he needs."
Boswell: "He doesn't have a dead squirrel, I say with absolute authority."
Stuffy: "Grossman agrees with me that you are being unreasonable. He's trying to teach you a tough lesson."
Boswell: "This is worse than waterboarding! I say. I'm going to complain to the Geneva Convention."
Stuffy: "What's the Geneva Convention have to do with this, Boswell? I heard about it all from Bruno, the dog next door. It's all the terriers who live in Geneva. It's in a place called Switzerland."
Some of these read like haikus if formatted accordingly. Let's try it:
"What happened to the
I ask the toy, curious."
"There's a squirrel in the garden that keeps laughing at me.
His name is Mortimer.
I'm sure I can bag him if I want to."
"He didn't bring me my kibble, either!
I say. What's going on around here?
Everything is collapsing around me."
What at first seems like a cuddly little book of funnies illustrated with cute drawings and punctuated by naptimes is, in my opinion, a modern take on Socratic dialogue. However, I feel that there will be as many takes on what this novel is as there are readers. You can read as deep into this text as you like; there are plenty of layers to unwrap and satisfy many a mind. BTW, great formatting job - this is one of the better formatted Kindle books that I've seen in a while. Recommended.
Boswell seems to be full of wisdom and witty comments and that's what I like. We all need some comic relief nowadays with political strife, the end of the world AGAIN, and economic challenges, the comic relief can be had with this fun ebook.
I'm glad to have been introduced to this series. Cheers to Boswell finding the answers in his food bowl while some of us have access to so much and can't figure out how to walk out the door properly.
I have to say my favorite section of the book is the chapter titled, The Codependent Toy. If you want to read some funny dog humor, this book will definitely put a smile on your face.